Alternative Law Journal
An Exploratory Study of Barriers Facing Women with Intellectual Disabilities when Making a Statement about Sexual Assault to the Police
This study involved in-depth inter views with police officers and sexual assault workers in the greater Sydney area. The study and report were sup ported by funding from the Department of Corrective Services' Victims of Violent Crime Grants Program.
Making a Statement gives further weight to evidence that women with intellectual disability face enormous barriers to completing a victim statement that has forensic value to a criminal investigation. The report concludes with recommendations as to how these barriers might be diminished.
The Intellectual Disability Rights
Service, Level l, 128 Chalmers St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
tel 02 9318 0144 fax 02 9318 2887 email <IDRS_NSW@fcl.fl.asn.au>
The Environmental Defenders Office (NSW) has published the 4th edition of these fact sheets on the EDO NSW website. These Fact Sheets cover all aspects of environmental law in NSW, with a focus on public participation. Commonwealth laws are also explained. Access the fact sheets at:
For fact sheets and publications covering law in other States and Territories visit their website from <www.
Catholic Commission for Justice, Development & Peace
This paper examines the position of those refugees who have been classified as 'temporary protection visa refugees' and briefly examines the current position in relation to a small group of asylum seekers who live in the community and are referred to as 'onshore asylum seekers'. These people do not have work rights or any entitlements to Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme.
Contact: CCJD&P PO Box 146,
East Melbourne, Vic 3002
tel 03 9926 5709
A Conference on Community Solutions for Indigenous Youth Justice Presented by the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Advocacy Committee (NT AJAC)
Date: Friday,1 June to Sunday,3 June 2001
Contact For further details contact
Sally Barker or Mandy Carlton on 08 89466974or
Date: 2-4 October 2001
Venue: Melbourne Contact: MS Society tel 03 9828 7260
Globansation & Tertiary Education:Impacts, Responses'& Implications for the 21st Century
The Australasian Association for Institutional Research Inc. 12th Annual International Conference will be held on 3-5 September, 2001 at the Rockhampton Campus, Central Queensland University.
The forum organisers will particularly welcome proposals for papers that examine some aspect of globalisation's impacts on institutional planning and management or on the work of institutional researchers. Proposals of high quality on other institutional research topics are always welcome. For further information please view the website:
Date: 4-6 July 2001
Venue: University of NSW Contact: SocialPolicy Research Centre tel 02 9385 7800
Date: 21-22 June 2001
Contact: Conference Coordinators for the Australian Institute of Criminology
tel 02 6292 9000